A Fresh Mountain House

A fresh mountain house, featured in Architectural Digest, holds lessons for those wanting a rustic residence that is updated and individualistic. The space, by Michael S. Smith, is shown in the images below. Here’s what we like about the mountain home:

  • A zone for each activity. The dining table is set in its own space, with its own access to the outdoors. Though the home has no formal dining room, it clearly indicates which activity is to be performed where. A rectangular light fixture and rectangular rug further define the dining zone and echo the shape of the dining table.
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Image via Architectural Digest. Photo: Roger Davies.

  • No clutter. A mountain home should be focused on the notable terrain, with clear views and copious daylight. Clutter is a distraction.
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Image via Architectural Digest. Photo: Roger Davies.

  • Natural materials. A mountain home can compliment its surroundings with natural materials. This lesson applies to both traditional and modern mountain homes.
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Image via Architectural Digest. Photo: Roger Davies.

 

This isn’t the only fresh mountain house that Architectural Digest has written about. Click here to read the AD article about a Steamboat home by Trilogy Partners!

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